Wants to take Palapye All Stars to premier league
Just when everyone was still celebrating Motlakase’s impressive record success in the previous season, Voice Sport has been reliably informed that club Chairman Gregory Kealotswe has called it a day at the club.
Grembo as he is affectionately called was a Director and Chairman during the 2013/14 season which saw ‘Chouka’ finishing within the Top 8.
Kealotswe who is a renowned businessman has parted ways with the club following a dispute with fellow directors at the club.
The main problem is reported to have been the unavailability of the club’s junior Directors at the club during the past season only for them to resurrect after the club finished in the Top 8.
“Grembo did everything for Motlkase single handedly and kept the players happy but now all of a sudden other Directors are calling the shorts. Decisions have been taken without his consent on which players to bring in for the 2014/15 and he was never invited to the meetings,” revealed a source.
According to the source all is not well at Motlakase as there is a lot of interference from people who do not even contribute financially to the club.
He said even the now Sankoyo coach Philani Mabhena was first recruited into the country by Kealotswe but the said Directors differed with him.
Philane is regarded as one of the top coaches in Zimbabwe having coached the likes of Highlanders, FC Platinum and How Mine.
“These are the same guys who made us lose the services of Oris Radipotsane because they never liked him.
But Oris built a solid Motlakase team with Grembo, and for the lowest paid coach in the league Oris could still go out of his way to get sponsors for the team! How do you lose such a person?” quizzed the source.
Contacted to shed light on the issue Kealotswe confirmed to Voice sport that indeed he has parted ways with Motlakase as he felt unwelcome at the club anymore.
He said he is now happy to be in charge of Palapye All Stars which people will easily associate with.
“I had bigger plans for Motlakase this season, and wanted the club to challenge for honours, but since I helped them secure a top 8 spot things have taken a different turn at the club,” lamented Kealotswe.
He further said he is currently recruiting players for his new club. Kealotswe said he has his eyes set on 10 players amongst them two players from DRC and Zimbawe.
“There is a much disciplined management at Stars and they have welcomed me with open arms. We have not yet selected a committee but the kids there are fantastic to work with. I am the current sole sponsor for the club and have been away in Germany looking for sponsors. They are promising; I belong in the premier league and that’s our aim”.
Voice Sport has been further informed that in the next season Stars will don Dlala branded kit, and Kealotswe’s right hand man Monty Gagomokgwa will be the club’s PRO.
The duo come a long way and were last season suspended for misconduct.
Gagomokgwa also confirmed meeting with Kealotswe whom he regards as his role model in the business of football.
“I have no problem working with Mr Kealotswe, we have worked together before for a very long time and I am glad we share the same vision for Stars. He has done wonders at Motlakase and I have no reason to doubt that he will turn Stars fortunes,” he said.